da Vinci Robotic Surgery in Gynecology
Watch this video about minimally invasive da Vinci Robot-assisted gynecologic surgeryOpen new window with surgeon Leslie Kardos, M.D.
The top physicians at CPMC in the Bay area are usually successful at treating a variety of gynecologic conditions – particularly those affecting the uterus – with surgery. Many San Francisco-area surgeons perform these operations using large, abdominal incisions. Because this is considered major surgery, a woman may need to remain in the hospital for several days. Recovery at home often takes several weeks.
But if your doctor recommends surgery for your condition, you now have a choice. CPMC's top GYN surgeons use the state-of-the-art da Vinci Robot Si for treating a variety of conditons. This type of surgery is minimally invasive and provides numerous benefits over traditional surgery: including:
- Easier and faster recovery
- Fewer and smaller scars
- Less need for medication after surgery
- Less pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Excessive Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)
- Ovarian Cystectomy
- Pelvic / Vaginal Prolapse
- Rectal Prolapse
- Urinary Incontinence
- Uterine Fibroids
- Uterine Prolapse
Women who have had previous surgeries who may have a lot of adhesions internally are also good candidates for robotic surgery because surgeons are able to do more complex dissections.
Patients with high BMI's are also good candidates because the Robot helps the surgeon hold up the heavy wall. These patients greatly benefit from robotic surgery because they are at huge risk for infections with large open incisions from traditional surgery.
Other candidates for robotic surgery are women who have had difficulty conceiving due to fibroids that distort the cavity. Robotic surgery allows for a quicker recovery and women can try to conceive 8-12 weeks after the procedure.
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.